Kantar Worldpanel UK scoops Sunday Times award

25 February, 2011

LONDON - Entering the awards for the first time, Kantar Worldpanel is delighted to announce it has achieved 99th place in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and ‘1 Star Best Companies Accreditation’.

The Best Companies annual survey is the largest of its kind with over 275,000 employees across diverse industries participating in 2011. Competition was fierce with 1,165 organisations applying to achieve ‘Star Status’ accreditation and 818 being successful. In total only 498 organisations were awarded ‘Star Status’. Alongside Kantar Worldpanel UK big guns Boots, Lloyds TSB, Virgin Money and McDonald’s were among the many companies listed.

The Sunday Times has been publishing the annual lists of the best companies to work for since 2001 and the accolade is highly regarded by employers and employees alike. Host, BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull called the event an opportunity to “celebrate a triumph.”

What makes the award particularly special is that the ranking is based purely on the confidential surveys completed by the employees, with the result clearly displaying Kantar Worldpanel’s continued commitment to providing the very best working environment within the UK. Minister for Employment Ed Davey commended all for responding with clarity to employees in the current climate.

Kantar Worldpanel, Managing Director, Tim Kidd, commented: “It's an honour to be counted among the best companies to work for in the UK.”

Kantar Worldpanel is the world leader in consumer knowledge and insights, based on continuous consumer panels, and offer market monitoring, advanced analytics and tailored market research solutions to a vast range of retailers, brands and industry. The UK operation is its largest with over 500 employees.

The full list of companies in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For will be published on Sunday 6th March.

Suzannah Rowland
Media and Communications Manager
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About Kantar Worldpanel
Kantar Worldpanel is the world leader in consumer knowledge and insights based on continuous consumer panels. Its High Definition Inspiration™ approach combines market monitoring, advanced analytics and tailored market research solutions.

With over 40 years’ experience, a team of 3,000, and services covering more than 50 countries Kantar Worldpanel’s expertise of shopper and consumer behaviour has become the market currency for brand owners, retailers, market analysts and government organisations globally. To have one of our experts speak at your upcoming event get in touch.

Proud to be one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For in 2011 we deliver unique insights and commentary in fields as diverse as FMCG, impulse products, fashion, baby, telecommunications and entertainment, among many others.

For further information, please visit us at

www.kantarworldpanel.com and follow us on Twitter


About Kantar
Kantar is one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy networks. By uniting the diverse talents of its 13 specialist companies, the group aims to become the pre-eminent provider of compelling and inspirational insights for the global business community. Its 26,500 employees work across 95 countries and across the whole spectrum of research and consultancy disciplines, enabling the group to offer clients business insights at each and every point of the consumer cycle. The group’s services are employed by over half of the Fortune Top 500 companies.

For further information, please visit us at www.kantar.com

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